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For me the worst novel I have read so far is called a long long way by Sebastian Barry which I am studying for a level English lit. Not a massive fan of the picture of Dorian Gray either I find the characters annoying especially Lord Henry.
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For me the worst novel I have read so far is called a long long way by Sebastian Barry which I am studying for a level English lit. Not a massive fan of the picture of Dorian Gray either I find the characters annoying especially Lord Henry.
For me it was the book thief. It’s won a few awards and so I expected it to be good but I couldn’t even finish it!
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For me it was the book thief. It’s won a few awards and so I expected it to be good but I couldn’t even finish it!
Aw that makes me sad, it's genuinely one of my favourite books. Fantastically written.
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Tess of the D'ubervilles
Had to read it for GCSE and it's just painful, Hardy takes an entire page just to describe a bed sheet at one point
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*DISCLAIMER* In no way is this book terrible in the sense of being badly written, I just struggled to comprehend what was going on due to the old fashion English used. *DISCLAIMER*

I found Great Expectations quite difficult to comprehend what was going on from chapter to chapter. I'd read a chapter then have to read a summary on SparkNotes to truly understand what had happened. Dicken's language in the books, alongside using nouns which aren't used nowadays really confused me :P
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*DISCLAIMER* In no way is this book terrible in the sense of being badly written, I just struggled to comprehend what was going on due to the old fashion English used. *DISCLAIMER*

I found Great Expectations quite difficult to comprehend what was going on from chapter to chapter. I'd read a chapter then have to read a summary on SparkNotes to truly understand what had happened. Dicken's language in the books, alongside using nouns which aren't used nowadays really confused me :P
I did it for GCSE the plot is surprisingly good though. However I agree that Dickens' style of writing is not the easiest to comprehend.
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Wuthering Heights. The book is unnecessarily long and confusing. Catherine Earnshaw, Catherine Linton, Linton Earnshaw... my brain can’t keep up and the fact that the characters all seem to have the same names doesn’t help
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Wuthering Heights. The book is unnecessarily long and confusing. Catherine Earnshaw, Catherine Linton, Linton Earnshaw... my brain can’t keep up and the fact that the characters all seem to have the same names doesn’t help
That sounds very confusing it is better for characters to have very distinct names.
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This is a tough question.

Some books you have to put quite a bit into to get anything out of it.
Whereas others are just a fun read but not very taxing.

I didn't like the dark tower. But may try it again.
Also the Hobbit. The amount of singing is a bit grating but I am a big fan of the universe so I could probably try harder to get into it.

Of mice and men. Good book but I think you lose a lot when you over analyse it like they make you do at school. Same could be said of animal farm.
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Also the satanic verse I couldn't get into that tomb at all.
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I did it for GCSE the plot is surprisingly good though. However I agree that Dickens' style of writing is not the easiest to comprehend.
I was trying to be "cultured" so read it of my own accord...

I've been slowly reading all the literature classics to get a more well-rounded lit knowledge. I quite liked The Catcher in the Rye. All those years of hearing a little bit about the book in passing finally made sense when the book explains why its called The Catcher in the Rye.
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I was trying to be "cultured" so read it of my own accord...

I've been slowly reading all the literature classics to get a more well-rounded lit knowledge. I quite liked The Catcher in the Rye. All those years of hearing a little bit about the book in passing finally made sense when the book explains why its called The Catcher in the Rye.
What other classics do you like?
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What other classics do you like?
The Chronicles of Narnia - especially The Last Battle! Such a bad ass final stand at the end 😂

The Lord of the Flies

To Kill A Mockingbird

Basically 20th century classics which my school never did in English.
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Jekyll and Hyde. Tell me one good thing about that book. It MAKES ME WANT TO DIE.
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Also the satanic verse I couldn't get into that tomb at all.
I never got that far with the last Salman Rushdie novel I read (Shame?) which I gave up on. Midnight's Children was a lovely book, but anything else by Mr Rushdie I am giving a miss on.
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The Chronicles of Narnia - especially The Last Battle! Such a bad ass final stand at the end 😂

The Lord of the Flies

To Kill A Mockingbird

Basically 20th century classics which my school never did in English.
Thanks for sharing my favourite classics are: the great Gatsby and Anna Karenina
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